Poodle acting weird
I hope this isn't a silly question. Yesterday our big brave two-year-old standard poodle Carmi went to a new groomer. The groomer said he was very good. My husband actually was there for the last bit and said Carmi was doing fine, just sitting nicely on the table while the groomer talked to him while snipping away.
After coming home with the shortest haircut he's ever had, Carmi couldn't settle down, was running all around the house back and forth frantically. Once in a while he would stop and look at me intently for a few seconds, then run around some more. He then went into his crate, which he never does unless asked, and curled up in the back. He won't go out the usual door to do his business, but will only do it when we take him out front to play.
Today he's still running around the house, and tonight he retreated to his crate again. He's eating fine and doesn't seem sick, but he has never behaved remotely like this before. I'm worried about him, though I expect he'll get back to normal.
Could he be embarrassed or traumatized? Or might we have inadvertently reinforced a new behavior by being too sympathetic when we first noticed it? He's a very smart guy in that poodle way. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on?